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Fall Open House

Bonnett Wholesale and Syndicate Sales are pleased to welcome back

Robbin Yelverton as lead designer for our 2016 Fall Open House!

J. Robbin Yelverton AIFD, AAF, CF, PFCI is a retail floral shop owner as well as a professional floral designer/educator with over 30 years in the floriculture industry.  His deep knowledge of the floral industry is evident in his work as an educator, designer, commentator, and shop owner.  As an award-winning designer, Robbin has presented educational programs before the American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium, regional and state floral associations, as well as wholesale and retail audiences.  He is a former Mississippi, Michigan and National Alliance of Floral Associations Designer of the Year.  As an experienced classroom instructor, Robbin’s southern influenced style, sense of humor and down to earth stage presence make for an entertaining and educational program.  His expertise in the sales, marketing and the design of weddings, sympathy, holiday, and everyday arrangements provides a diverse range of presentation subjects.  As Co-Owner and Vice President of Blumz by JRDesigns Floral & Event Professionals, a well-respected and award-winning floral business in metro Detroit, Michigan, Robbin actively uses Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogging to market his own floral businesses and to spread his knowledge. As an editorial contributor to local news media, floral blogs and industry magazines, Robbin is a frequent a go-to source for any “in-the-trenches” floral businesses information. He is known for “telling it like it is” from the standpoint of a business owner and survivor of the economic downturn.  A versatile designer as well as a seasoned educator, Robbin provides a necessary balance in design and business.

Fall Open House

Please mark your calendars!


Our 2017 Fall Open House is

Saturday and Sunday, August 26th and 27th.







Bonnett's and Smithers-Oasis Floralife is pleased to welcome back to our stage

Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, PFCI


Kevin comes to the floral industry with a background in art that includes a concentration in sculpture and weaving. He has been in the floral industry for more than forty years.

Kevin is a freelance designer with his company KLY Floral International. He offers design shows, trend consulting and personal tutored in store design programs.

He is an OASIS® Floral Product’s Design Director, creating designs for shows, the Smithers-Oasis IDEA Magazine, advertisements and the OASIS IDEA channel on YouTube. Kevin has also worked on product development and color palettes for Smithers-Oasis.

He is a Teleflora Education Specialist presenting design shows and classes around the country. He has worked on both the current Teleflora Selection Guide and the Teleflora Wedding Guide. Kevin has been featured in Teleflora’s Flowers& Magazine numerous times. He has worked with Accent Décor to produce designs for their catalogs, their “T2” video series and set up their showrooms across the country.

Kevin is a certified member of the American Institute Of Floral Designers (AIFD) and a past president of AIFD. He is a member of PFCI, the Professional Floral Communicators International and a past president of the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Florists Association (WUMFA).

Nationally he has designed and judged across the country for garden clubs, wholesale houses, state associations, floral organizations and floral wire services. He has presented at several of the Art In Bloom weekends as a guest speaker and judge. Kevin was a presenter at the 2011 Newport Flower & Garden Show “Entertaining Newport Style” in Newport, RI which drew more than 10,000 attendees.

Kevin was a member of the design team for the Inauguration of President George Bush Sr. in Washington DC in 1989. He was a design team captain for the Inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1993.

He has presented international design programs and taught classes in England, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Kevin was honored to be a Judge for the 1997 Tournament Of Roses Parade in Pasadena California. In 1999 he was a member of the floral design team for the Fiesta Float Company.

If he gets free time he enjoys his hobby of garden railroading.